QAR 1: Glossary

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Academic Subject Matter Coordinators/Advisors Tenured/Tenure Track faculty in other colleges who coordinate Single Subject programs and advise students within their disciplines. They often teach CI 161: Methods and Materials courses as well. 
ADT Associates Degree to Transfer, a CSU program that guarantees priority admission to students who earn an ADT approved associates degree at a community college
Advanced Credential The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing uses this term to differentiate initial credential programs from those that prepare personnel for work in administrative and support roles in educational settings
A-G Requirements Sequence of courses that high school students are required to take to be eligible for admission to the University of California or California State University system 
API Academic Performance Index (No longer administered. Use California School Dashboard instead)
APM Academic Policy Manual (academic policies for the Fresno State campus)
BAP Bilingual Authorization Program. Fresno State offers a concentration in both Spanish and Hmong
Basic Credential The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing uses this term for credentials that are the initial license for teachers in K12 schools: the Multiple Subject, the Single Subject, and the Educational Specialist
Basic Skills California requires that potential teachers demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and math through either coursework or scores on exams (including the CBEST)
BCN California Department of Education Bilingual Coordinators Network
Bonner Character Education School Kremen’s Bonner Center awards exemplary schools of  character each year
CATA California Agricultural Teachers’ Association
CATIP California Agricultural Teachers’ Induction Program, a consortium built for the purpose of providing accredited induction services meant to support early career California Agriculture Teachers in their first two years. 
CBEST California Basic Educational Skills Test, an exam in reading, writing, and math that prospective teachers can use to satisfy the CTC Basic Skills requirement
CCDLC Central California Dual Language Consortium, a group of school district representatives from the Central Valley who support the development of dual language programs/education
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CDE California Department of Education
CER The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
Certificate of Clearance The Certificate of Clearance (or Live Scan) is a document issued by the Commission (CCTC) to an individual who has completed the Commission's fingerprint; character and identification process, whose moral and professional fitness has been shown to meet the standards as established by law.
CFE Center for Faculty Excellence, a center at Fresno State that provides professional development for instructional faculty
CGE Continuing and Global Education, a unit at Fresno State that offers courses and programs to non-matriculated students
CI The Department of Curriculum and Instruction
CLSP Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Pedagogy
Coach Formerly student teaching supervisor
CREATe Rubric The Continuum of Reflective, Engaging, & Accessible Teaching (CREATe) Rubric is a locally developed, research-based observation rubric for teachers along the novice-to-expert continuum aligned to California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) & California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs). The CREATe Rubric is used to provide formative feedback to teacher candidates for continuous improvement, not as a summative assessment.
Credential Certification, licensure
Cohort Group of students who take classes together, either in a residency program or in an evening cohort
CSET California Subject Examinations for Teachers, exams teacher candidates take to establish subject matter competency
CSTP California Standards for the Teaching Profession
CSU California State University
CTC California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (also sometimes referred to as CCTC)
CUSD Clovis Unified School District, a suburban district in the city of Clovis, located next to Fresno. One of our primary partners and the location of one of our residency programs
DAA Department Administrative Assistant
DataQuest California Department of Education DataQuest, public facing database with information about districts and schools in California
DISCOVERe A university-wide initiative for inclusive and equitable education through mobile/tablet based instruction
Dog Days Required orientation sessions at Fresno State for entering students, both for first year and transfer students.
Dual Credential A combined Multiple Subject and Education Specialist teaching credential
EdQ (Educator Quality Center)  The Educator Quality Center, a division within the CSU system that collects and presents data from completer and employer surveys. 
EHD Education and Human Development, a designation for courses related to teacher preparation programs, in the context of this QAR, specifically, clinical practice/fieldwork. In general, EHD courses are housed in the Curriculum and Instruction department, but EHD 155B sections are housed within subject areas outside Kremen.
EL The Department of Educational Leadership;
ELD English Language Development
Emergent Bilingual English Language Learner; our program prefers the term emergent bilingual to more fully encapsulate student access to linguistic resources 
Enseñamos Fresno State Enseñamos en el Valle Central Initiative--a Title V developing HSI program which spearheads a number of initiatives, including a pipeline for prospective teachers, professional development workshops, and other forms of support for prospective and current teachers in the Central Valley
FAST II Fresno Assessment of Student Teachers (For TPEs); developed in house and approved by the CTC
FCOE Fresno County Office of Education, one of our primary partners overall but also in connection with our Rural Residency
FERP Faculty Early Retirement Program allows faculty to teach part-time for 5 years prior to full time retirement
FFA Future Farmers of America, a national career and technical youth organization for secondary students interested in professions in the field of agriculture
FFSRI Fresno State Student Ratings of Instruction, an in house student evaluation system for instructors/courses at Fresno State
FTE Full-time Equivalent
FTRP Fresno Teacher Residency Program
FUSD Fresno Unified School District, a large urban district that is one of our primary partners within Kremen including as residency program partners
IIDP (or IDP) Individual Induction Development Plan is a form that is completed during “final” student teaching by the candidate in deliberation with their university coach that identifies two California Teacher Performance Expectation (TPE) goals that will be addressed during the first two years of employment. The candidate gives to the district to guide their support of the new teacher. 
Initial Credentials The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing uses this term for credentials that are the initial license for teachers in K12 schools: the Multiple Subject, the Single Subject, and the Educational Specialist. Also called the Basic Credentials.
INTERESC The Instructional Technology Research Center is housed within the Education building. It provides an advanced technological environment giving students, faculty and administration access to communications and knowledge resource linkages to the local, regional, national and international communities within the framework of teaching, research and services.
Intern Program University Interns enroll in education courses while they teach full time as an employee of a school district under the supervision of experienced professionals from a university.
Intern Teacher Candidate serves as the teacher of record while still completing pedagogical preparation for the preliminary credential.
IPOP Inquiry and Puzzles of Practice (seminars for students in our MS program)
ITEP Integrated Teacher Education Program, a hybrid program in which students take 2 years of coursework at a community college and 2 years of coursework at Fresno State’s South Valley campus in Visalia that results in both a bachelor’s degree and a Multiple Subject credential.
JCAST Integrated Teacher Education Program, a hybrid program in which students take 2 years of coursework at a community college and 2 years of coursework at Fresno State’s South Valley campus in Visalia that results in both a bachelor’s degree and a Multiple Subject credential.
Key Stakeholders Community Colleges, School districts, Graduates,
KSOEHD Kremen School of Education and Human Development, one of the 8 colleges at Fresno State
LEBSE The Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education
LEE A designation for courses in Literacy and Early Education which are housed in the LEBSE department
Liberal Studies Department housed in Kremen, also the undergraduate major for students pursuing a career as an elementary teacher. In addition, many of our Special Education credential students majored in Liberal Studies. 
Live Scan The Live Scan (or Certificate of Clearance) is a document issued by the Commission to an individual who has completed the Commission's fingerprint; character and identification process, whose moral and professional fitness has been shown to meet the standards as established by law.
Mentor Teacher Formerly Cooperating teacher, host teacher, master teacher
MS Multiple Subject Credential Program (which prepares students to become elementary teachers)
MSPC Multiple Subject Program Completers 
MSTI Math & Science Teacher Initiative, a grant funded initiative to increase the number of Math and Science teachers
MTSS Multi-Tiered System of Supports, a term used by the California Department of Education to designate framework of support set in place for students with special needs
Multiple Subject The credential in California that certifies elementary school teachers
MUSD Madera Unified School District, a district located just outside of Fresno in the city of Madera. One of our partners and the location of one of our residency programs
OCP Office of Clinical Practice, an office in Kremen focused on the field placement assignment process and supporting students during the clinical practice experience
Platicas Informal sessions for undergraduate students intended to provide information about the teaching credential program and the teaching profession in general and to build community
PPS Pupil Personnel Services Credential (School Psychology, School Counseling, School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance)
Professor-in-Residence Fresno State faculty member in place at Teacher Residency site to support residents
Program Coordinator Faculty member given 3 WTUs to recruit, advise, and support students in a specific credential/graduate program
RICA Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
SAE Supervised Agricultural Experience, a designation for experiences related to agriculture that happen outside the traditional classroom space
Single Subject The credential in California that certifies someone to teach in secondary schools in a specific subject area (such as Math, English, etc.)
SJVWP San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, a local affiliate of both the California Writing Project (CWP) and the National Writing Project (NWP)
SPED Special Education (Fresno State offers two options: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe)
SS Single Subject Program (which prepares to teach subject areas in secondary schools)
Subject Matter Competency (SMC) Teacher candidates must demonstrate mastery in the subject area they would like to teach. California allows potential teachers to establish subject matter competency through both coursework and examination (CSET)
Supplementary Authorization Subjects added to Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary, Single Subject, Standard Secondary, and some Special Secondary Teaching Credentials
SUSD Sanger Unifed School District, a district located in the community of Sanger. One of our primary partners and the location of one of our residency programs
SVP The Site Visitation Project, one of the two parts of the FAST II assessment
T-14 The T-14 Form requires the Agriculture Specialist Credential candidates to list their agricultural occupational experience
TK20 Data management system used in association with clinical practice
TPA California's Teaching Performance Assessment. An Advanced Placement (AP) assessment of their teaching performance with K-12 public school students as part of the requirements for earning a preliminary teaching credential.
TPE California's Teaching Performance Expectations
TSP Teaching Sample Project, one of the two parts of the FAST II assessment
UDL Universal Design for Learning
Unit All credential programs at Fresno State, both basic and advanced
University Coach Field placement supervisor employed by the university. Also sometimes referred to as the University Supervisor.
University Supervisor Student teaching supervisor. Also sometimes called the Coach
URM Under-represented minority
WTU WTU stands for “Weighted Teaching Unit,” a designation corresponding to faculty workload